Day 66: Inspiration and A Shout Out
Some fun and interesting "how people got to this site" sources include a German games website (presumably from my Mahjong post, as it appeared around the same time as the Germans) as well as a link from a Russian interior decorating website (Remroom.ru) whose interest in New Things, I don't know.
On Day 66, I noticed that I had been getting some traffic from a Wordpress blog called Faith Mine Eyes. As is typical, I went to check it out. This particular young lady had started a blog and said that it was, in part, inspired by my 365 challenge. And I didn't (at first) know who it was! No one had told me that they were starting a blog as a result of mine and the person's identity wasn't immediately clear to me.
To say I was flattered would be the understatement of the year. I've recently been thinking about quitting this project for a variety of reasons. First, this project is expensive--New Things don't come cheap. Second, I'm not getting as much interest by readers as I had hoped. When I started looking to see if this project was unique, I came upon blogs of people who have attempted doing one new thing every day for a year before. They had so many supporters who offered up a lot of ideas, they had friends who wanted to participate and they were getting a lot of comments and affirmation. I haven't yet received much interest, and it makes me think I must not be a good writer or I'm not doing the right New Things, etc.
To see that someone was in the smallest way inspired by what I've done made me tear up. I don't think I've inspired anyone to do anything in my life, and if I have, I can say without a doubt that I've never inspired someone to blog.
Through reading her blog a little further, I came across a couple pictures and realized that it was a former UGA Redcoat Band auxiliary lady. Now that you know who you are, I'm sending out a heartfelt thanks for rejuvenating my passion!
Readers, I'd like to thank her by sending lots of visitors to her blog, where you can get to know her through her 30-day blogging challenge. Visit her here.